High seroprevalence of Neospora caninum in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Pyrenees (NE Spain)

I. Marco, E. Ferroglio, J. R. López-Olvera, J. Montané, S. Lavín

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Abstract

Antibodies to Neospora caninum were determined in the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Pyrenees, north-eastern Spain. Sera from 53 red foxes (29 male and 24 female) were tested using a Neospora agglutination test (NAT). Seroprevalence at dilutions of 1/40, 1/80 and 1/160 was 69.8%, 47.2% and 7.5%, respectively. Sex differences were significant only at a dilution of 1:40. The high seroprevalence observed in red fox suggests that this species is highly exposed to N. caninum in this area. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-324
JournalVeterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports
Volume152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Neospora caninum
  • Red fox
  • Seroprevalence
  • Vulpes vulpes
  • Wild animals

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